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Is it just me or does everyone want to race a tesla..

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Bjohn, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Bjohn

    Bjohn Member

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    Picked up my car a couple days ago and LOVE it. Tesla rocks. On my way home from the delivery at Diana Florida I had a supercharged Bentley come up beside me and egg me on. Then the next day an SL63 challenged me. This is strange to me. People come out of the wood work and want to challenge my tes.

    Is it just me or does this happen allot?

    I just go on like a lion in the jungle knowing I am the king and every one can jump around me but I know a little punch of the peddle and I smoke them. Nice to know. Lol
     
  2. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    It's not just you. It happens to me nearly every day. I usually assume they have heard Teslas are fast so just want to see it for themselves, so will oblige at least once from a stop, if "safe" to do so.

    Enjoy your car!
     
  3. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    A Florida thing?
     
  4. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Has never happened to me.
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Reminds me of the beginning of this cartoon...

     
  6. smartypnz

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    And they seem to attract Audi's for some strange reason.
     
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    Lived 3 yrs in SoFla. Yup, a Florida thing.
     
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    That's interesting. I didn't realize it might be a regional thing. I'm in central FL, and it's generally BMWs who challenge me. Like 90% of the time it's a BMW.
     
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    I have definitely been getting M series BMWs challenging me.
     
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    Not driving a "60", it won't. :)
    How often has your been out of the garage?
     
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    Happens very frequently in Ohio. It's really nice for the other car to see the rear of the Tesla. I try to just so a burst of acceleration to show the torque of an electric engine. All in good fun.
     
  12. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Here in Colorado I've been challenged by a couple of older Detroit muscle cars, and I get thumbs up and waves from all sorts of folks, from kids in ragtag ricers to landscaping crews in their pickups. But owners of the Teutonic luxury brands studiously ignore my Sig red S.
     
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    Really?? First off, it has happened to me in my "60" and I bet most people don't know the difference from a distance or can even read the little number on the hatch lid.

    I hope I'm reading you wrong and this wasn't arrogance about the size of your "battery"
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    He's teasing.

    Recommendation: Decaf.
     
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    Haven't really seen that in Portland, OR so it might be a cultural aspect that's regional.
     
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    How funny. The video is exactly how you feel. You get some farrari punch it off the line and fist pump as you let him go and all you are thinking while chuckling is "if he only knew..." Lmao
     
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    What's weird is that while I see it at least once a week, three times in the last month it's been some big SUV or pickup truck with a V8 that just doesn't stand a chance even in their wildest dreams. You know the type, those Escalade drivers that think the gas pedal has only two positions. I can only imagine their gasoline costs.
     
  18. ElSupreme

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    I got stopped first in line with a 2008? GTO.

    We both had our windows rolled down. And the guy said "I want to race you, but I know I shouldn't." We didn't race. It was pretty cool. Two or three lights down we talked a little bit.
     
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    Doubt that it's specifically a FL thing. I live in Flagler Co., have had my P85 over a month and have not had a challenge yet. Or it could be that my area is semi-rural and I get mostly blank stares. I can't remember more than a couple of grins/waves.
     
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    Haha. It's definitely a south Florida thing. I can't remember the last time a supercharged Bentley or a SL63 AMG pulled up beside me at a light. Oh wait, that's never happened because almost no one drives them around here. :)

     

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